Miami Boat Show
Often labeled as the “greatest boat show in the world”, the Miami International Boat Show has been one of those events Russ & I wanted to visit together. Russ had explored the show with his buddy, Jay, many years ago. But, I had yet to experience it. It boasts being one of Florida’s largest annual events with displays of more than 3,000 boats and over 2,000 exhibitors in several locations in Miami. That fact that the Miami International Boat Show overlapped with our visit to South Florida was a sign that this was the year to attend.
Despite being about a 90 minute drive from our campground, our trip into Miami was pretty easy. We parked at Marlins Park and quickly boarded the free shuttle to the boat show located on Virginia Key just across the Biscayne Bay from downtown Miami. With tickets in hand, we entered and headed out to the pier where there were rows and rows of beautiful boats. I think I must have been a sailor in a previous life as I feel so at peace on the water.
We looked at just about everything we couldn’t afford. That’s the fun of it, right? While Russ & I love our home of wheels, we would certainly have been comfortable moving into a few of the boats we toured today. Sorry, Charlie! We are currently accepting sponsors for our boating adventures - any takers? They say it doesn’t hurt to ask, right?
The show also provided a great view of downtown Miami! We also left at just the perfect time to experience the beauty of rush hour on a FRIDAY, in MIAMI, in FEBRUARY! It was the trifecta of traffic problems. Mike was chauffeuring and the sunset was incredibly colorful, so traffic schmaffic! Thanks Miami Boat Show for providing us with a fun outing! We’ll be back with our checkbook when we’ve collected money from all our sponsors, just give us a year or so. Maybe make that a million and a half years, but a girl can dream right?
For those of you sponsors that don’t want to take the time to contact us first, feel free to purchase any of these very sea-worthy crafts shown below on our behalf. We just ask that you have the paperwork and boat name filed as “Knot Charlie”!